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Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast

Posted on: February 28, 2017

"Take the School Breakfast Challenge" Encourages Northwest Local School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School

Cincinnati, Ohio -February 22, 2017 - Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Northwest schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week during March 6-10, 2017.

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, "School Breakfast Challenge", reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to "Take the Challenge" from March 6-10.

"A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can," said Lisa Robison, Supervisor of Food Services. "National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer". The district serves about 1500 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Northwest prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards - limiting fat, calories and sodium - and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

For more information about schools meals, visit the Northwest Food Services Department website at http://www.nwlsd.org/departments/food-services-8/